The psychological aspects are different for each person it depends how they react to the thought of a person dying, some people may feel that it’s their own fault or that they have done something wrong taking the blame for it or someone may feel as if their being useless and feel like there’s things that can be done to help but in actual fact there isn’t.
In the person’s last days if known others may like to spend a lot of time with the person but others may not want to see them like that and just want to have the better memories as people can’t handle seeing the person looking very frail as this cannot be very nice, but it all depends on how each person can handle the situation and it is also hard as you don’t know whether to expect the worst each time you go into their room as they could have passed away. It can cause a lot of stress within the home setting and people will be very sad but we have to do our best to try and keep them as happy and as calm as they can be.
Common signs of approaching death, you can never know when someone is going to die but there is always a sign such as they May-
Lose their appetite the person may begin to resist or refuse to eat meals or any drink fluids.
Become very fatigue or sleepy- The person may begin to sleep the majority of the day and night as metabolism slows and the decline in food and water contribute to dehydration.
Physical weakness- As the person is declining food and sleeping a lot they will find that they have no energy.
Confusion or disorientation- Organs begin to fail including the brain they may start to forget where they are or what they are doing.
Change in breathing- Breath intakes and exhales can become very irregular.
Social withdrawal- As the body starts to shut down they may gradually lose interest in being around those that are close to them.
Swelling in feet and ankles-
Coolness in tips of fingers and toes.
Good end of life care helps